KUCHING: Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus and Centre for Modern Management (CMM) are set to collaborate in training and consultancy projects after they signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at a leading hotel in Bintulu recently.
According to a press release, the signing of the MOU was witnessed by State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani. It took place during the High Performance Team Retreat for about 150 heads of departments and CEOs of statutory bodies as well as government-linked companies (GLC), which was launched by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Swinburne Sarawak Pro Vice-Chancellor and chief executive Prof Anthony Cahalan was signatory for the university while CMM’s board of directors’ Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki signed for the company.
Also present were CMM chief executive officer Syeed Mohd Hussien and Swinburne Sarawak director of government and external liaison Datu Dr Julaihi Bujang.
Under the MOU, the two parties are to collaborate in three areas: special programmes, joint consultancy activities in human resources and organisational development and joint training programmes.
In addition, the two parties will cooperate in providing training activities including public conferences, seminars, workshops and short courses in areas of mutual interest.
The first project to be developed and delivered by Swinburne Sarawak for the state Civil Service officers as a result of the MOU, is the Master of Human Resource Management programme. CMM, a state owned training centre which conducts conferences, seminars, public courses, in-house training courses for the public and private sectors, is the partner in this venture.
Both institutions are to design and offer courses of studies suitable for the public and private sectors.